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cwong15

cwong15

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#1

cwong15 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

Comparing VC games, played on a console with real gamepads on a big screen TV, to casual touchscreen phone apps would be comparing 2 different markets. Casual games have different monetization (ads, micropayments) and play characteristics. Frankly, I can't imagine a casual game player wanting most VC games: VC games don't look as pretty and are much, much more difficult. VC games are for nostalgic old school gamers. This includes ROM emulator folks used to downloading pirated games for free, who are outraged that any such game would cost more than $0.01. This includes dedicated fans who still buy rare ROM cartridges for $150 and wonder what's the big deal with paying $5/game. Hence this debate.

I just bought a $8 RPG and spent over 30 hours playing through it. Personally, I think VC prices are so low that I give about as much thought about the cost as I would a sneeze. They are such great value as they are.

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#2

cwong15 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

20 years ago, you'd pay $50 for a console game. 20 years ago, $50 is equivalent to $80 in today's currency. People were willing to pay for those games, meaning they were fun enough to justify that price. Now you can pay $8 instead of $80. What's the problem?